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The Perseids are coming!


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#1 myrti

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:58 AM

Next week-end we'll be crossing the Perseid-cloud. This means up to 100 shooting star per night.

So if the weather is good and the skies are clear, get out and enjoy the show! :)
(If the weather is bad, you can try again next year. Same time, same place. :wink:)

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:31 PM

I believe that also means a increased chance of Satellite Damage.

 

There a lot of different types up in the sky from Satellite TV and communications, weather, spy, GPS etc.

 

If something does get hit it could be a problem for the owners.

 

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:07 PM

I'll be hiding under my bed.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:12 PM

If that already has you hiding under your bed, you better don't ask what this awesomly pretty graphic is, animal recently showed me:

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If you really want to know though, have a look here. :wink:

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:30 PM

And everyone of them has my name on them!.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:45 PM

Highly interesting, never come across it before in all my years.

 

But where in the hemispherical global sky is  this to be seen and what time of night ? 

 

Southern, Northern hemisphere ? Where does London UK  come in ?



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:20 PM

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For you Brits: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2024913/Perseid-meteor-shower-This-stargazing-guide-let-enjoy-phenomenon.html

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:23 PM

Great link - all I need, thank you.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:48 PM

9epk.jpg

 

Some say the Perseids are also named "The burning tears of St Lawrence"  because they show up near this saint's feast day...he is the patron saint  of the poor, librarians and cooks...*awesome*

 

The latter title of 'cooks' because he was roasted  to death *not so awesome*

 

and yet managed to joke with his executioners,  "Now you may turn me over, my body is roasted enough on this side."

 

*omg*

 

OK so the very BEST way to see them is not with binnoculars (best is wide viewing to get the total effects, not close up)

 

...lie down on the ground, face south. Look up.   

 

The only equipment needed is a sleeping bag or blanket :) 



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:52 PM

and thank you @mryti for starting this thread! I couldn't wait to get home so i could post and show pics :)

 

it's awesome.

 

here's one more...photo credit courtesy of Roberto Porto taken last year in S. Africa from Space.com

 

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:51 AM

xkcd must've heard us talking about the perseids. Today's comic is an (not so serious or )informational chart of all the meteor showers we get per year. Some may have been made up :whistle:
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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:04 AM

16.01 - 11 Aug.13 - Sunday.

 

Not seen a Perseid yet, been too  cloudy at night. Will keep trying until they fly away for another year on the 13th. Could be the dog barking scared `em off.



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:53 AM

Bad for me then, the rain is just too hard.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:01 PM

Same here, covered sky.. No shooting stars for me this year.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:47 AM

By now the Perseids have gone back on their orbit into deep space. I tried every night to see at least one of the  little beasts, but it was too cloudy.






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